Along with providing a high quality and reliable service, a top priority for all energy companies operating in the Australian electricity market is the safety of their staff. Whether your service team are out on a job to repair electrical wiring, install new cables or simply just respond to a customer callout, telematics can be utilised to not only ensure that workers are safely returned to their families but also to cut down on company expenses and increase customer satisfaction.

Cutting Costs
Whilst the primary mission of energy companies is to provide a high quality and reliable service to their customers, it is important to remember that they are also profit-orientated organisations that rely on financial stability to be successful. Telematics provides them with valuable insights into where they could be reducing expenses or raising revenue. For instance, something as simple as drivers logging the start and end times of their jobs not only improves billing accuracy but also means administration workers can dedicate time towards other jobs, as opposed to continuously chasing vehicle data. Furthermore, vehicles that are being tracked by telematics cannot be exploited by employees for personal use, and it also stops them from taking advantage of company fuel cards.

Safety
The size of vehicles and equipment used by electricity companies means that workplace health and safety legislation requires them to have processes in place that manage the safety of workers. When the associated dangers of working with live electricity are combined with the alarming fact that 65% of Australian work fatalities involve a vehicle, it is easy to see why these laws are in place. Through telematics, managers have the opportunity to address safety concerns before they have the potential to turn into a serious injury or fatality.

Increased Productivity
On top of significantly cutting costs and improving safety standards, utilising telematics can also substantially raise an energy company’s productivity levels. Simple things, such as being able to instantly calculate the most efficient route for workers to travel to jobs, ensure that they are able to complete the maximum number of jobs in a working day. On top of the benefits associated with automatic route tracking, telematics solutions also automate vehicle maintenance scheduling, which reduces the number of vehicle break downs, ensuring that the optimum number of workers are on the road at any given time.
Along with providing a high quality and reliable service, a top priority for all energy companies operating in the Australian electricity market is the safety of their staff. Whether your service team are out on a job to repair electrical wiring, install new cables or simply just respond to a customer callout, telematics can be utilised to not only ensure that workers are safely returned to their families but also to cut down on company expenses and increase customer satisfaction.